air assault graduation

After 10 days of stinky boots, Army gear piled in the front hallway and more disgustingly sweaty clothes than I could ever imagine, J graduated from Air Assault school today!20130723_100732airassault1
Air Assault is a 10-day course that teaches air assault techniques, load operations and rappelling from a helicopter. Out of the 174 soldiers that started his class, 104 graduated today. J left around 2 this morning for the final part of the course, a 12-mile ruck march to be completed in under three hours. airassault2
Needless to say he’s exhausted now so we’re home relaxing on the couch. I told him to take an ice bath and use the foam roller but he’s not having any of my “crazy runner shenanigans”. I’m sure he’ll pay for that tomorrow so I’ll get to say “I told you so.”

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